The latest Hot 97 member to depart is DJ Cipha Sounds as of Tuesday. In the Summer of 2014, Angie Martinez, left the company for fellow competing station, Power 105.1. Now after 17 years with the station, Cipha is parting ways with Hot 97 and left this statement:
“After 17 years, I’m leaving Hot 97. I¹m changing my relationship status from ‘it¹s complicated’ to ‘single’. It¹s been an amazing ride – from intern to weekends to morning show host to fill Angie’s seat in afternoons. Many years of incredible, life-changing experiences and enough amazing memories to last five lifetimes. The next move is already underway and I promise it’s going to be huge.”
Nigo, the founder of Japanese streetwear brand A Bathing Ape aka BAPE, announces his departure from the brand. Nigo would be stepping down from his role and handing over the ownership rights to I.T Limited, the Japanese designer and entrepreneur has since remained at the helm as Creative Director for BAPE.